Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and playwright Tommy Murphy have been named in the top 100 most influential people in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald's monthly glossy magazine, the (sydney) magazine.
Sydney's top 100 most influential people was released on 11 December 2008 in a special edition of the magazine profiling remarkable Sydneysiders who contribute to a better and more vibrant city.
Jack Manning Bancroft was named ‘the mentor’ for his role in launching the AIME
. This year AIME has expanded beyond Camperdown campus at the University of Sydney to the Cumberland Campus and the University of Wollongong.
Bancroft is a former Indigenous Convenor, a student position that is mentored and funded through the University of Sydney Union’s Student Leadership Program.
Tommy Murphy, named ‘the playwright’, has earned praise for his play Saturn’s Return which received rave reviews this year, and will feature on Sydney Theatre Company’s main stage later in 2009.
Murphy was an active member of the Sydney University Dramatic Society during his time at University. SUDS, as its better known, is the oldest continuing theatre company in the country and is funded through the University of Sydney Union’s Clubs and Society Program.